Humanities to Go

Thanks to funding from New Hampshire Humanities, Pontine will present two FREE Zoom programs this spring. Send an email to — — to reserve your virtual seat.  A few days in advance we’ll send out a Zoom link to access the programs.  

Granite State Gallery with Jane Oneail / Wednesday 5 May @7pm

New Hampshire has attracted and inspired artists since the colonial era. What is distinctive about the art made here? This program will consider works by itinerant and folk painters, landscape artists drawn to the state's scenic vistas, and modern artists that adopted bold styles to depict everyday life in the Granite State. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Childe Hassam, and Maxaeld Parrish are some of the artists discussed in this program.

Songs of Old New Hampshire with Jeff Warner  / Wednesday 2 June @7pm

Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers the songs and stories that, in the words of Carl Sandburg, tell us "where we came from and what brought us along.” These ballads, love songs and comic pieces, reveal the experiences and emotions of daily life in the days before movies, sound recordings and, for some, books. Songs from the lumber camps, the decks of sailing ships, the textile mills, and the war between the sexes offer views of pre-industrial New England and a chance to hear living artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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